Visual Arts

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  • The ability to see the forest for the trees,

    and paint them, too
According to Diane Ruble, professor of psychology at New York University, in single gender environments, without the constraints of gender stereotypes that prevail in coed settings, boys have a greater freedom to be themselves. They become more engaged in art, music, drama, and foreign languages.
The purpose of the fine arts program at FCDS is to broaden the creative and cultural development of each student. We recognize the importance and value of this experience and its role in regard to education, personal growth, aesthetic appreciation, critical thinking, social interaction, and judgment. Our curriculum is based on the national standards of art education, and we maintain age-appropriate goals and artistic experiences for all the boys.

Included in the curriculum are a variety of art history experiences allowing the boys to assimilate the artists’ work with their own. In addition, the boys complete a variety of cross-curricular projects that support the work done in their academic classes.

Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, all-boys day school in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has admitted only boys since its inception. As per our mission: Fairfield Country Day School provides an educational community dedicated to the development of impactful young leaders of character and purpose; ready to face the everyday challenges and pivotal turning points of their lifetime with confidence, courage and compassion. Its balanced and challenging program is designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, capture his imagination, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others. Each boy’s individual growth is encouraged in an environment that anticipates the future while appreciating the past.

FCDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

FCDS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.